Women in Sports Tech, Inc. (WiST) recently announced that they have awarded 15 summer fellowships to female students from colleges and universities all over the U.S., including two UMass Amherst students.
These fellowships are in the form of $5,000 grants for students to pursue summer projects in sports technology.
Selena Cho, an undergraduate student in mechanical engineering and math will use her fellowship to intern with Stryd, the first company to build a sensor tool for runners to estimate real-time effort as represented by scaled metabolic power (in watts).
Cho is a researcher in the department of kinesiology's Integrative Locomotion Lab.
Sara Moores, a student in the MBA/MS in sport management program in the Isenberg School of Management, will use her fellowship to complete an internship in sports marketing.
This year’s total number of awards has nearly quadrupled from 2019, when WiST gave out four awards.